Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Festive Fabric Flowers


These festive flower brooches are fun to make and look more complicated than they are! I used this tutorial. If you decide to make these, I recommend having a glue gun handy. I preferred using that over fabric glue. I seem to get a better hold. Yes! I like lots of marshmallows with my hot chocolate!

 I used a flower to dress up a zippered pouch gift. Two gifts in one!

On another subject, a few readers asked what pattern I used for this quilt. The quilt is made with alternating Puss in the Corner Blocks. The following isn't meant to be a tutorial but more of a visual of how the blocks are pieced.

Alternate the solid and print fabric.

Piece together as shown.
1 Center Square:  5 x 5 inches
4 Small Squares:  2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

4 Rectangles:  2 3/4 x 5 inches
9 inch finished block

Here's another quilt I made using the same alternating block pattern.
Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms Fabric

It's cold and rainy here. It's time for me to grab a good book and my cup of marshmallows......I mean my hot chocolate.

See you soon. xxxx

41 comments:

Leanne said...

Your flowers are just beautiful. well done.

vintage grey said...

Your festive flowers are so pretty, and I love all the fabrics! Beautiful quilt!! xo Heather

Patchwork and Play said...

Your fabric flowers are perfect! I think I need to make some! And I made a Puss in the Corner quilt like yours a few years ago! (It's hot and sunny here! Time to grab a gin and tonic!)

Janine said...

Your flowers look great and I love the fabric with the cat/keys/butterflies you made the pouch with :)

Katy Cameron said...

Bwahaha, a glue gun fixes EVERYTHING! And I like my hot chocolate that way too ;o)

Martha said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I made them before and they are fun to make.
It is cold over here too. Enjoy your hot cocoa.

Jess said...

Gorgeous flowers Deb! Love that block design too - I have some pop garden that would work really well I think... Another idea to add to the massive list :o)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your flowers and that cup of 'marshmallows' with a touch of hot chocolate looks so yummy LOL!!!

Carla said...

Adorable little flowers ; )

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what pretty little flowers! They look wonderful in all the spots where you photographed them.......and yes I see you like hot chocolate with your marshmallows....(grin)

Acorn to Oak said...

Those flowers are adorable! Thanks for linking to the tutorial. I might make one for a project I'm starting tonight.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love those fabric flowers. I like lots of marshmallows too, in fact I was just eating some 5 minutes ago! I wish I had a hot chocolate to go with them. Enjoy yours.

Barbina said...

Oh, I need such a cup of hot chocolate too now! Together with all those marshmallows, mmm! I have just brought my son to school, it´s like you are going on a polar expedition at the moment, soo many snow and soo cold.
Your flowers are wonderful, I´m thinking to try some of them too! Thank you so much for the link!
Have a great day!!!!

eva said...

They are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for decorating almost everything. They are perfect!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your flowers are so pretty and love your quilt!

Maria Wallin said...

Loving the flowers, so pretty!

Jocelyn said...

What pretty flowers! I love that you added one to the pouch. It makes a beautiful gift.

Thanks for the details on the puss in the corner blocks. I'm adding it to my list! :)

Jocelyn said...

What pretty flowers! I love that you added one to the pouch. It makes a beautiful gift.

Thanks for the details on the puss in the corner blocks. I'm adding it to my list! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That really does look like a cup of marshmallows!! I must get some now, craving them!
Love the cute flowers. the green ones especially (I must be having a green phase, I'm loving everything green!)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Are you sure there's hot chocolate under those marshmallows?!
I love the flowers - gorgeous!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Oh that top picture is just wonderful!! Cute flowers, that is for sure!

Heidi Staples said...

Those flowers are so sweet -- love the way it looks on the pouch too! Your cup of marshmallows -- I mean, cocoa -- looks pretty tempting too... :)

Kelly said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful flowers, and marshmallows!

Flowers in the Window said...

Love your festive flowers and a beautiful quilt. Maggie xx

Cindy said...

Well would you look at that! I LOVE an overflowing cup of marshmellows. :) Thanks for the link on the flower tutorial AND the quilt block layout. I do love that quilt! And you pouch...love it! The fabric is gorgeous!

Helen Philipps said...

I love those flowers, they do look complicated and impressive! I like the neat shapes of the petals! The pouch is gorgeous, love that fabric. Your quilt is lovely and fresh looking, and the kind of patchwork I like to do too.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, with lots more marshmallows!
Helen x

Cynthia said...

The flowers you made are beautiful! I love your quilt too and the colors you used. I like a lot of marshmallows too. My daughter had a hot chocolate buffet and one of my favorite add ins was a chocolate dipped candy cane. It melted and gave the chocolate a little bit of minty flavor :)

M-R said...

Great flowers, Deborah! I love it with the zippered pouch. Lucky recipients! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

ArtGirl said...

hey those flowers are so cool!!

and i LOVE that quilt, what wonderful colors!

claire witherspoon said...

I love blocks that alternate like that. And the colors are very pretty together. Did you read Barbars Brackmans 'material cultures' the other day. She talks all about white background quilts. Very interesting how things change over time = even choice in backgrounds. cheers, Claire W.

gillyflower said...

Your flower brooches look amazing!

Maria said...

I'm over from Sew Many Ways. I love your flowers. Thanks for the tutorial link. I've just posted about the flowers that I made which are similar to these but smaller and just require folding. Guess I'll have to make some like yours to add to my collection. I'm your newest follower. I love the quilt too by the way. So pretty and cheerful.

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello Deb! Just found you o nKaren'swow ..these are simply gorgeous fabric flowers.
i think I need this tutorial.
thanks for sharing

Siobhán said...

Wow, how neat! Great job on the fabric flowers, and thanks for sharing the link for the tutorial!

selfsewn said...

Oh they look lovely together, great fabrics too xx

CitricSugar said...

These are so cute!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Deborah...Such a lovely post..I love the colours and I'm here to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!...I'm so looking forward to visiting you again through 2013!
Susan x
P.S Thank you again for my lovely charm pack which resulted in one of my most favourite projects of 2012!

Crafty in the Med said...

Merry Merry Christmas Deborah.....and have a great time with your family :-)

Amanda :-)

vicki said...

Deb-
Your fabric flowers are stunning -- I love the colors!

Ijust finished loading your blog into the draft post for my Grow Your Blog party - so you are all set! Remember the date is January 19 -- see you there!

Vicki

Amy DeCesare said...

I'm just catching up on some blogs I've missed reading. Such a lovely post. That red flower on the pouch is fabulous...going on Pinterest right now!

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